Wow! Even non-golfers are seduced by the fabulous outlook from the back of the house – the fairway of Chateau de Vigiers golf course (one of France’s top 10) – at the end of the garden path. Luxury Dordogne Villas is Tracey’s family enterprise, they make sure you’ve everything you need (children’s bikes, babysitting) and have renovated this old farmhouse beautifully, keeping a cottagey feel with exposed stone walls and wooden beams. From the tiny hamlet you enter straight into the snug, very well-equipped kitchen/dining room (with original bread oven), up a few steps to the sitting room with wood-burner and leather sofas and beyond this to the spacious terrace with that view… shared by all but one of the bedrooms – the other has the best bathroom (all are very good and modern). Attractive rooms come with pine, fine linen and net drapes. The pool is prettily enclosed, the large park/orchard has a trampoline, and a hammock to lounge in – listening to birdsong and the occasional satisfying crack of a golf ball leaving the club. A Michelin-starred restaurant, great cycling, walking and vineyards on the doorstep.